Grilled Walleye with Pecan Butter Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 walleye or Northern pike fillets (about 6 ounces each and 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash coarse ground black pepper
How to cook Grilled Walleye with Pecan Butter:
  • Heat grill. Cut two 12-inch square sheets of heavy-duty foil. With tip of sharp knife, cut 2-inch slits every 2-inch across center of foil. Spray foil with Pam.
  • In small bowl, combine butter, chives, orange juice and 1/4 cup of the pecans; mix well. When ready to grill, place foil on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4-6-inch from medium coals.
  • Sprinkle the walleye fillets with salt and pepper. Place 2 fillets on each sheet of foil; cook 8-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once.
  • During last minute of cooking time, top fish with pecan butter. Remove from heat; place on serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining pecans and serve immediately.


The Grilled Walleye with Pecan Butter recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook. A quick easy healthy way to prepare any white fish. Adjust the cook time based on the 10 minutes per inch rule of thumb for cooking fish.


To toast pecans: Spread on cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F (180°C). for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or spread pecans in thin layer in microwave-safe pie pan. Microwave on High 4-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
To broil walleye: Place on broiler pan sprayed with Pam. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide and topping with pecan butter during last minute of broiling time.


Walleye (Sander vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum) is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States. It is a North American close relative of the European pikeperch. The walleye is sometimes also called the yellow walleye to distinguish it from the blue walleye, which is an extinct subspecies formerly found in the southern Great Lakes.

This recipe for Grilled Walleye with Pecan Butter serves/makes: 4 servings

The Grilled Walleye with Pecan Butter recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Walleye (more Walleye recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)

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